Mountain Climbing Tours
Iran has significant mountains that have generated a great deal of interest from the worlds climbing community, worthy to know that for climbing most of the mountains in Iran you do not require special skills or ability other than altitude acclimatization and a very good level of fitness. After all climbing mountains are all about challenge and perseverance, putting hands and feet on rocks, ice, and snow, and finally reaching a summit, Irans Mountaineering, also called alpinism, is not just climbing the mountains only the hard way with an ice axe and a rope but it is also simply challenging and difficult hiking up steep rocky slopes, talus fields, and along airy ridges studded with outcroppings in the high mountains.
The physical and mental challenges of mountaineering are parts of one of the most exciting activities that you can choose to have during your visit to Iran and we offer a range of climbable mountains for you to choose from. Either way, as any experienced mountain climber knows to climb mountains, you must have your own group or join an expedition
There are climbing permits to be obtained and a fee for some of the mountains such as Damavand peak (5671m).
Below are some of the mountains that you can choose to climb, For reservation of an adventure mount climbing tour or further information regarding the formation of each mountain and climbing for the summit or stations of it, Please send us a note.
Mount Damavand, a potentially active volcano, is a stratovolcano which is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia, which just the sight of Damavand is a relief and surprise to the eyes, A 5670 meter = 18,400-foot snow-capped, conical volcano surrounded by hot springs & steeped in Persian legends, it is located about 60KM northeast of the Tehran, We can choose to approach the mountain and go for the peak and summit from Northeast or SouthEast face which is the easier one. Porters and mules are available also.
Dena is the name for a sub-range within the Zagros Mountains. Mount Dena, with 80 km length and 15 km average width, is situated on the boundary of the Isfahan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Provinces of Iran. Mount Dena has more than 40 peaks higher than 4049 meters.
Sabalan is an inactive stratovolcano in the Alborz mountain range and Ardabil Province of northwestern Iran. At 4,811 meters in elevation, it is the second highest mountain in Iran. It has a permanent crater lake formed at its summit.
At 4811m, Mt Sabalan is Iran’s third-highest mountain and, apart from in winter, can be climbed by any experienced walker. The northeastern ridge route departs from the village of Shabil. Turn off the Meshgin Shahr Rd to Lahrood and continue to Shabil. From there you can take an early 4WD up to a shelter at 3660m, then start walking.
Mount Alam Kooh
Alam Kooh is the second highest peak in Iran! (Damavand(5671m) is the first and Sabalan(4811m) is the third)The north face (a little toward north-west) is actually a giant vertical wall. This wall and impression of climbing it is what makes Alamkoohfamous and demanded Iranian climbers, these are some correct details about the wall, there is a glacier name “Alamchal” at the base of the north face that slightly rises up to about 4200m, then there is about 150m~200m very steep glacier (nearly vertical), and the wall rises up about 450m vertical granite rock up to the summit, there are some rumors about this wall, one is “Alam Kooh wall is the tallest wall of Iran, but these are some walls which stand taller than Alam Kooh’s wall: “Dorfak 850m”, “Yafteh 850m” and “Bistoon 1200m”
Send us an inquiry and start with the idea of happy climbing.